First, a story of redemption? - from bike portland.
Then there is the ongoing 'how i plan to swap bike stuff around epic'. The Nzumbi currently is a 'bastard' set up. It has a pauls neo retro on the front, on a kelly 29er/440mm fork. The rear is a paul moto bmx with the 700c wheel in the frame. Transmission is an acs rear and a 105 triple on the front. to achieve any sort of useful spacing (why *are* shimano road cranks spaced over to the drive side?), i use a spare 2.5mm spacer on the non drive side bb. But this leads to creaking as the thread of the bb cup isnt far enough 'in' the frame. Not perfect. I want to swap all this stuff back onto the kelly roshambo, and in so doing sort the bb area. I found this on PVD wiki (a good site in general for technical info) but am unclear how i can use it....anyone any thoughts? would an mtb cup have more thread? i thought the ultegra and xt were the same with a different plastic sleeve?